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Animation in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Animation Programs in South Dakota

Each year, approximately 0.1% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in animation. In other words, every year an estimated 25 animators graduate from South Dakota's 2 animation schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota with a animation program is Dakota State University, which is located in Madison. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. 17 students graduated with a degree in animation from Dakota State University in 2010. Dakota State University charged in-state students $6,455 in tuition fees per year.

Southeast Technical Institute, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a animation program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southeast Technical Institute graduated 8 students from its animation program. Students at Southeast Technical Institute paid $3,606 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at South Dakota's animation schools ranges from $6,455 per year to $3,606 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,031 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota animation schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Dakota State University - located in Madison, students are charged $6,455 per year
  2. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Dakota animation schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  2. Dakota State University - located in Madison, students are charged $6,455 per year

An animation degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

Most people who graduate from animation school in South Dakota go on to work as an animator. In 2010, there were 70 animators working in South Dakota. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota animators:

  1. Lincoln County - 30 animators


An animator in South Dakota earns $38,120 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. animators in South Dakota had varying salaries from $27,740 to $58,930 per year in 2010. On average an animator earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Lincoln County - $40,590 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in animation in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as computer animation or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Animation in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animation in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers 560 $32,910 60.0%
Multimedia Artists and Animators 70 $38,120 -30.0%

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